PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – Wilmar International and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) did review about PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk. (SSMS) supply chain and got explanation and clarification about grievance which was aimed to the company. This is part of cooperation process that SSMS is as one sustainable palm oil supplier.
Henky thought, the visit was the good chance to show that SSMS as palm oil plantation company is consistent and committed to realize good governance. “And always runs sustainable business practices according to NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation) policy when negative issues get more often about palm oil plantations in Indonesia,” Henky said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com, Tuesday (22/8/2023).
Wilmar International and LDC visited orangutan conservation areas – the partnership between SSMS and Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in Village of Pilang, Pulang Pisau, Central Kalimantan Province.
It was about to confirm business sustainability of SSMS, such as, recovery plan and deforestation monitoring projects in one conservation project area of SSMS.
In the visit, Surya Purnama and Sofian Areza that represented Wilmar International, Harry Puguh and Risto Laksono that represented LDC got the chances to see many facilities and activity in the orangutan conservation areas in Salat Island.
Third Party Engagement Wilmar International, Surya Purnama said that the program to save Orangutan Kalimantan (Pongo Pygmaeus) through pre-release process that SSMS has been doing, becomes the real evidence that palm oil plantations also take parts to maintain, protect the protected animals in their real habitat. Besides, the program shows that palm oil industries can develop as same as the conservation efforts.
Surya also hoped by the conservation program of SSMS, natural conservation and resources in Indonesia would remain always.
Regional Palm Sustainability Manager LDC said that the commitment of SSMS to develop comprehensive recovery plan in Salat Island by involving the local people and smallholders in the supply chain is the strong evidence that SSMS is on the right tract to be the advance actor in sustainability.
In the visit, Group Head Sustainability SSMS, Henky Satrio W did welcome the visit of Wilmar International and LDC’s representatives to one of four remediation and compensation (RaCP) projects of SSMS that has been implemented and that Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) approved. (T2)